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‘Philippines, province of China’ banner flies again on Quezon Ave

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:06 AM April 10, 2019
‘Philippines, province of China’ banner flies again on Quezon Ave

An MMDA enforcer unties a ‘Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China’ banner from the pedestrian overpass along Quezon Avenue corner Sgt. Esguerra Street in Quezon City. PHOTO FROM MMDA

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) took down on Tuesday a banner that welcomed visitors to Philippines as a “province of China.”

In photos sent by the MMDA, the “Welcome to the Philippines, province of China” banner that was hung on a footbridge along Quezon Avenue corner Sgt. Esguerra Street could be seen being taken down by MMDA personnel.

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The removal of the banner occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the MMDA said.

Similar banners first appeared in July 2018, when they were hung on several footbridges in Metro Manila.

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Malacañang earlier accused “enemies of the government” to be behind the hanging of the banners. /cbb

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